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12-31-2012, 11:23 AM
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I disagree with a lot of Bruins fans here, I think Claude would adore Smyth. A veteran 3rd liner who still has lots of game left. Leadership is something you can't teach. I think a lot of us would love him too. He's playing with Seguin and Bergeron in the Spengler Cup, too. He wouldn't be a complete shot in the dark.
And also, oilinblood, we can't give up a defenseman without getting a better one back. So, like you said, unless we somehow get someone like Yandle, can't be done. Especially with Boychuk eating up 20-25 minutes a game, he's very important to us.
I do like Whitney, but for the price it would take to get him, I probably wouldn't anymore.
I didn't suggest Julien wouldn't like Smyth. I said the cost to acquire him plus his salary isn't worth it IMO. He isn't that much of an upgrade over Caron at this stage if his career.
As far as Leadership is concerned, this Bruins team is chock full if leaders: Chara Bergeron Krejci Kelly Peverly Seidenberg Ference etc..
I'm not suggesting I'd be opposed to having him on the roster, I'm just saying IMO its best to leave the 3rd line LW spot open for competition. Smyth has 2yrs left on his deal, Horton and Rask will need a raise.
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